"ColorWare" Your G1

A company called ColorWare is known for making alternative color cases for mobile phones as well as other devices.  If you aren’t impressed with the G1’s white, black or bronze colors – for $220 (yes, a bit pricey) you can have your G1 almost any color imaginable.  You also have the option to buy just the phone for $770 with no carrier plan.  Worth a look even if you don’t have the bills.

Regarding Android Software

Obviously the Google Android mobile operating system hasn’t debuted yet.  Once software starts releasing, however, we will be actively posting Android software for mobile phones!

T-Mobile G1

The G1 mobile phone is the first phone ever created by Google (G1 = Google’s 1st).

The first thing you should notice about the G1 is its incredbily simple design. Google really placed their attention on the functionality of their device, probably because it’s the only way to compete against the iPhone and Windows Mobile (and Symbian I guess).

The G1 is thin but not the thinest by any means. Only .62 inches thick (a little more than the iPhone which is about .5″). The G1 uses the same screen resolution as the iPhone (320 x 480). The LCD screen is very crisp thanks to Google putting the pixels tighter together.



T-Mobile is one of the first carriers to deploy Google’s new mobile operating system, Google Android.  The G1 uses a super fast 528mHz processor, with 192mb RAM, 3.1 mp camera, GPS-integrated, WiFi, with a nice fat battery.

T-Mobile G1

Specifications

Processor Qualcomm® MSM7201Aâ„¢, 528 MHz
Operating System Androidâ„¢
Memory
ROM: 256 MB
RAM: 192 MB
Dimensions (LxWxT) 117.7 mm x 55.7 mm x 17.1 mm
(4.60 in x 2.16 in x 0.62 in)
Weight 158 grams (5.60 ounces) with battery
Display 3.2-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen with 320 x 480 (HVGA) resolution
Network HSPA/WCDMA:

  • Europe: 2100 MHz
  • US:1700/2100 MHz
  • Up to 7.2 Mbps down-link (HSDPA) and 2 Mbps up-link (HSUPA) speeds

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE:

  • 850/900/1800/1900 MHz

(Band frequency, HSUPA availability, and data speed are operator dependent.)

Device Control Trackball with Enter button
Keyboard Slide-out 5-row QWERTY keyboard
GPS GPS navigation capability with Google Mapsâ„¢
Connectivity Bluetooth® 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate
Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11b/g
HTC ExtUSBâ„¢ (11-pin mini-USB 2.0 and audio jack in one)
Camera 3.2 megapixel color camera with auto focus
Audio Built-in microphone and speaker
Ring tone formats:

  • AAC, AAC+, AMR-NB, MIDI, MP3, WMA, WMV
  • 40 polyphonic and standard MIDI format 0 and 1 (SMF)/SP MIDI
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery
Capacity: 1150 mAh

Talk time:

  • Up to 350 minutes for WCDMA
  • Up to 406 minutes for GSM

Standby time:

  • Up to 402 hours for WCDMA
  • Up to 319 hours for GSM

(The above are subject to network and phone usage.)

Expansion Slot microSDâ„¢ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible)
AC Adapter Voltage range/frequency: 100 ~ 240V AC, 50/60 Hz
DC output: 5V and 1A
Special Features Digital Compass, Motion Sensor